Brief thoughts on Eternals, The French Dispatch, Last Night in Soho, The Harder They Fall, Nine Days, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, and more.Continue reading David’s Watch Diary: November 2021, Part One
Thoughts on The Underground Railroad, Rutherford Falls, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, The Courier, Girls5Eva, and more.Continue reading David’s Watch Diary: May 2021
The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses gives some of Shakespeare’s least beloved plays a Game of Thrones twist on the way to a bloody Benedict Cumberbatch-centered finale.
Continue reading ‘THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES’ Gives Shakespeare a Modern Twist
Doctor Strange takes its audience on a fantastical voyage to the psychedelic fringes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Continue reading Review: Marvel’s ‘DOCTOR STRANGE’ Is A Trippy Good Time
It’s a somewhat by-the-numbers biopic, but the appealingly competent The Imitation Game succeeds through the strength of its lead performance.
Director John Wells tries to navigate a star-laden film adaptation of the hit Chicago play, August: Osage County, with dismal results.
J.J. Abrams’ s first Star Trek film was a surefire hit right out of the gate, impeccably cast and bringing some desperately-needed energy to a franchise that had been starting to drown in its own convoluted canon. Many of Abrams’s choices upset die-hard Trek fans, but I wasn’t among them–like Abrams, I’ve always kind of been more of a Star Wars guy and didn’t care much what was “different.” It wasn’t perfect, but I really thought the 2009 entry was a total blast from beginning to end, and expectations for the inevitable sequel were sky-high.